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2018 Honda Ruckus review – Scooter with great specs

The one of the most appealing 2-wheelers in the motorcycles world is the 2018 Honda Ruckus. After a recent presentation of Honda Grom we expect to see the next generation of Honda scooter very soon.

 

Honda Ruckus is all about simplicity. Everyone who like driving on two wheels can afford this scooter. This scooter is fantastic with an amazing look. On another side, it delivers a superb performance. Honda Ruckus provides an exquisite design and it is perfect for rides on short distances. People easily can roam with the Honda Ruckus because it offers an excellent fuel economy. This model provides extremely low cost of maintenance, and it is very easy to use. The Honda Ruckus has an elegant, exotic look. There is no hassle with shifting because in the Ruckus it uses a Honda V-Matic automatic transmission and it is available in two different colors.

2018 Honda Ruckus scooter top speed, price, review, specs

2018 Honda Ruckus design

The design of the 2018 Honda Ruckus is unique. The appearance of this scooter is different, and it can be very easily noticeable. Honda Ruckus is perfect for the urban condition. It comes with great features. It is available in two colors: black or white and red. The seat height of the scooter is 29 inches, which is low enough and everybody can use it. The Ruckus scooter comes with fully naked styling. It has fatty-fat tires and dual headlights that make the Ruckus fascia better. The instrument and the cluster are essential. It has an analog speedometer, odometer, and indicator lights for high beams. There is no fuel gauge in the Honda Ruckus. It comes up with 1.3-gallon tank which is under the floorboards. The low-fuel light comes up with about a 0.3-gallon reserve.

Rake26.5°
Trail2.95 inches (75 mm)
Wheelbase49.8 inches
Ground clearance5.7 inches
Seat height28.9 inches
Fuel capacity1.32 gallons
Curb weight194 pounds
Available colorsBlack
White / Red

2018 Ruckus chassis

There are no body panels, which makes new Ruckus a naked scooter. This fact is a main reason that it is built on the tubed, exoskeletal frame. There is only one seat for driver only. There are no storage boxes on it, but if you want, you can close space under the seat with aftermarket panels. There is also a helmet holder that can be locked.

ChassisTwo-piece, die-cast aluminum front frame with steel upper-rear frame
Front SuspensionTelescopic, Twin – down tube fork
Rear SuspensionSingl – shock
Front travel1.93 inches
Rear travel2.56 inches
Front brakeSingle 95 mm mechanical drum
Rear brakeSingle 95mm mechanical drum
Front tire120/90-10
Rear tire120/90-10

In the new Ruckus, the suspension is great. The Front Suspension has Twin-down tube fork, and it travels up to 1.9 inches. The Rear Suspension is a Single shock, and it travels up to 2.6 inches. Both of the brakes, front and rear, are the drum. The Front Tire is 120/90-10, and the Rear tire is 130/90-10.

 

2018 Honda Ruckus scooter top speed, price, review, specs

2018 Honda Ruckus specs

The 2018 Honda Ruckus is minuscule but quite efficient. It comes up with 49cc Engine. The engine is liquid-cooled single cylinder with four-stroke. The Induction is 18mm CV carburetor with a fully automatic choke. The Ignition of Honda Ruckus is CD. The compression ratio of Honda Ruckus is 11:9:1, which is normal high for small-displacement engines.

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What is the top speed of the new Ruckus?

Beside engine, gearbox influences on top speed. In the new 2018 Ruckus, the transmission is Automatic V-Matic belt drive gearbox. With this drivetrain it can reach from 40 – 45 mph of top speed, depending on drivers weight. The fuel quantity is 1.3 gallons, while estimated fuel economy is around 114 miles per gallon.

Engine typeSingle – cylinder 4 – stroke liquid-cooled
Displacement49 cc
Bore x Stroke37.8 mm x 44.0 mm
Compression rate11.9 : 1
IgnitionDC – CDI (Maintenance free)
Induction18 mm CV (Constant – Velocity) carburetor w/ automatic choke
StartingElectric and kick
Valve trainOHC two-valve
Transmission typeAutomatic centrifugal V – Matic belt
Final driveBelt drive
Fuel economy114 MPG

2018 Honda Ruckus price and competition

The 2018 Honda Ruckus will cost around $2,700, which is a price that we could see years back. People can easily afford this, and while riding it, they can have lots of fun. In addition of all, there is one year warranty. Main rivals should be SSR Rowdy and Mad Dog that comes from Ice Bear factory.

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